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  • Location:Zurich, Switzerland
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Zurich Half-Day Tour Including the Lindt Chocolate Factory Outlet

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Discover Zurich’s creative side on a 3-hour tour of Zurich West, led by a local guide. Venturing off the traditional tourist trail, the tour puts the spotlight on Zurich’s quirky ex-industrial district — a place now known for its contemporary vibe. After learning about Zurich West’s history, indulge your sweet tooth with a visit to the nearby Lindt & Sprüngli chocolate factory shop. The tour then finishes with either a Lake Zurich sightseeing cruise in summer or a drink in a hip Zurich West restaurant in winter.


  • 3-hour Zurich West tour by coach and on foot, led by a professional guide
  • Learn about Zurich West’s regeneration from wasteland to center of cool
  • See former warehouses transformed into contemporary galleries and shops
  • Shop for discounted and exclusive chocolate at the Lindt & Springli factory shop
  • Cruise around Lake Zurich in summer or visit a Zurich West restaurant for a drink in winter

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What You Can Expect

Zurich Half-Day Tour Including the Lindt Chocolate Factory Outlet

See how the Zurich West district has been regenerated on your sightseeing tour

Meet your guide at Sihlquai Bus Terminal, and hop aboard your coach to travel to Zurich West, the area stretching between the rail tracks and Limmat River. Once the city’s industrial heartland, Zurich West is now a center of economic growth that’s fascinating for locals and visitors alike. The dilapidated warehouses and factories of old have been transformed into buzzing art galleries, studios, shops and restaurants, spawning a place for the city’s creatives to hang out.

Listen to your guide tell Zurich’s very own West Side Story as you see the sights during a 1-hour tour of the area. Most of your sightseeing here is done from the comfort of your coach, with a short stroll to stretch your legs and see some of the more eminent buildings close up.

After learning about the renaissance of Zurich West, travel to the city’s outskirts for a quick visit to the Lindt & Sprüngli chocolate factory shop in Kilchberg. Use the stop to shop for your favorite Lindt chocolate, and browse the exclusive confectionery and discounted factory rejects — chocolate that isn’t in perfect shape, but delicious nonetheless.

What happens next depends on the time of year. In the summer (April 1 to October 18), enjoy a leisurely walk around the shores of Lake Zurich followed by a 1-hour sightseeing cruise. Admire the mountains as you cruise, and then disembark at Bürkliplatz, by Zurich’s famous Bahnhofstrasse, where your tour ends. In the winter (October 19 to March 31), wind up your tour with a hot beverage in one of Zurich West’s trendy restaurants, and then finish back at Sihlquai Bus Terminal.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Valerie explained all the details about Zurich in detail and the trip was excellent

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2013

We enjoyed the trip , the guide (Mr. Joulious) has added us a lot of information about Zurich and Switzerland in general. Also we enjoyed a delicious drink of hot chocolate and Lindt chocolate.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2012

It was very interesting trip. I enjoyed lot. The tour guide is very good and she explained every single thing in english and it was very good thing for us as foriners.

The boat trip was fantastic. Only thing disturb us was bad weather in Zurich that day. Otherwise the trip was very good.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2012

Tour was great and interesting especially if you want do discover the modern design and ingenious architecture work of Zurich! The Hot Chocolate break was very appreciated in this winter time! Thanks to our guide who gave us lot of information and anecdotes.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2012

Great tour and a must for chockie lovers!

4 star rating: Recommended May 2015

Our tour was great and Andreas our guide was very informative and very friendly

4 star rating: Recommended December 2014

Definitely recommended if you love chocolate :)

4 star rating: Recommended September 2014

Outstanding tour! The chocolate Factory outlet stop was great. The boat cruise was amazing and the long walk back through all the shopping areas was a plus as well.

4 star rating: Recommended December 2013

Sad not seeing factory
Personal visiting old Escher Wyss as served there my apprentiship
Tourguide mentined "engineering" strength of Switzerland, great.

4 star rating: Recommended June 2013

Visit to the Lindt chocolate shop was nice. Boat ride was relaxing...

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